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Eric Simon Correspondence
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Composers

Scope and Content

The series consists of letters to and from Simon and composers such as Jan Meyerowitz and Leopold Mannes. The files for Alban Berg, Hanns Eisler, Carl Maria von Weber, and Anton Webern only contain correspondence about the individual. The series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent’s last name.
Box 1

Aharonian, Antaram (1 item) 1958

Box 2

Barber, Samuel (2 items) 1957

Box 2

[Berg, Alban] (9 items) 1971, 1975, 1977

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence to and from Eric Simon about Berg. No correspondence to/from Berg himself.
Box 2

Borris, Siegried (5 items) 1958, undated

Box 1

Bowman, Carl (1 item) 1959

Box 2

Cone, Edward (11 items) 1942

Box 1

Copland, Aaron (1 item) 1957

Scope and Content Note

Contains ephemera only.
Box 2

Csonka, Paul (4 items) 1961

Box 2

[Eisler, Hanns] (6 items) 1963, undated

Scope and Content

Correspondence to and from Eric Simon about Eisler. No correspondence to/from Eisler himself.
Box 1

Filippi, Amedeo (1 item) 1958

Box 3

Foss, Lukas (1 item) 1942

Box 3

Gál, Hans (8 items) 1938, 1980-1981

Box 3

Goodman, Joseph Magnus (1 item) undated

Scope and Content

Contains ephemera only.
Box 3

Hijman, Julius (9 items) 1957-1958

Scope and Content Note

Includes ephemera.
Box 3

Heiden, Bernhard (2 items) 1957

Box 1

Ginastera, Alberto (1 item) 1966

Box 3

Krenek, Ernst (23 items) 1941, 1943-1944, 1947, 1965, 1976-1978, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings.
Box 3

Lang, Walter (3 items) 1957

Box 1

Ley, Salvador (4 items) 1960; undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains ephemera only.
Box 3

Mannes, Leopold (21 items) 1952-1957, 1966-1973

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Simon and Mannes. Also includes correspondence with others regarding Mannes.
Box 3

Mersson, Boris (10 items) 1958-1959

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Simon and Mersson. Also includes correspondence with others regarding Mersson.
Box 3

Meyerowitz, Jan (94 items) 1951-1965

Scope and Content

Includes ephemera.
Box 3

Milhaud, Darius (32 items) 1938-1942, 1961

Box 3

Roetscher, Konrad (11 items) 1958-1959

Box 3

Rochberg, George (5 items) 1957-1958

Box 3

Santoro, Claude (5 items) 1957

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Simon and Santoro. Also includes correspondence with others regarding Santoro. Includes ephemera.
Box 3

Sessions, Roger (7 items) 1947-1948

Box 3

Shifrin, Seymour (2 items) 1959

Box 3

Siegmeister, Elie (1 item) 1958

Box 1

Simon, Netty 1959

Scope and Content Note

Contains ephemera only.
Box 3

Thomson, Virgil (1 item) 1942

Box 3

Uhl, Alfred (7 items) 1968

Box 3

Wagner, Joseph Frederick (10 items) 1957-1959

Scope and Content

Includes ephemera.
Box 3

[Weber, Carl Maria von] (8 items) 1947-1948, 1951

Scope and Content

Correspondence to and from Eric Simon about Weber. No correspondence to/from Weber himself.
Box 3

[Webern, Anton] (38 items) 1967-1979

Scope and Content

Correspondence to and from Eric Simon about Webern. No correspondence to/from Webern himself.
Box 3

Wiener, Ivan (1 item) 1958

 

Performers

Scope and Content

The series consists of letters to and from Simon and performers such as Anastasio Flores Garcia and Peter Stadlen. The file for Marguerite Willauer only contains correspondence about the individual. The series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent’s last name.
Box 2

Collier, Gilman (1 item) 1959

Box 2

Flores Garcia, Anastasio (33 items) 1957-1963

Box 2

Grossman, George (1 item) 1958

Box 2

Herbert, Ralph (1 item) 1959

Box 2

Kohon, Harold (1 item) 1958

Box 2

Kolisch, Rudolf (1 item) 1940

Box 2

Kooper, Kess (1 item) 1960

Box 2

Kurka, May (1 item) undated

Box 2

Lamneck, Esther (63 items) 1970-1979, 1981-1985, undated

Scope and Content Note

With a small amount of correspondence about Lamneck, between Simon and Robert Listokin. With clippings and promotional materials.
Box 2

Levy, Gerardo (19 items) 1957-1958

Box 2

O'brien, James (3 items) 1956

Box 2

Polatschek, Victor (8 items) 1947-1948

Box 2

Raieff, Joseph (3 items) 1957

Box 2

Réti, Rudolph (2 items) 1957

Scope and Content Note

Appears to be correspondence between Simon and Jean Sahlmark Réti.
Box 2

Serkin, Rudolf (11 items) 1954-1955, 1960

Box 2

Stadlen, Peter (21 items) 1938-1940, 1977

Box 2

Sten, Suzanne (1 item) 1941

Box 2

Swarthout, Gladys (2 items) 1941

Box 2

Thomas, John Charles (1 item) 1950

Box 2

Tudor, David (1 item) 1959

Box 2

Versé, Vittorio (2 items) 1958-1959

Box 2

[Willauer, Marguerite] (1 item) 1958

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from Ludwig Lustig to Simon re: Willhauer.
Box 2

Wittgenstein, Paul (19 items) 1948, 1952, 1956-1959

Box 2

Zighéra, Bernard (1 item) 1942

 

Conductors

Scope and Content

The series consists of letters to and from Simon and conductors such as Otto Klemperer, Harold Byrns, and Erich Leinsdorf. The series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent’s last name.
Box 1

Byrns, Harold (49 items) 1940-1941, 1968-1977, undated

Box 1

Craft, Robert (4 items) 1950, 1953

Box 1

Klemperer, Otto (74 items) 1938-1939, 19653, 1965, 1977-1986, 1989-1990

Scope and Content Note

A small number of correspondence between Simon and Klemperer, otherwise mostly correspondence with others regarding Klemperer. With small amount of clippings.
Box 2

Leinsdorf, Erich (41 items) 1938-1943, 1945, 1962-1965, 1967-1976, undated

Box 2

Mitropoulos, Dimitri (1 item) 1942

Box 2

Szell, George (1 item) 1939

Box 2

Stein, Erwin (2 items) 1949

Box 2

Scherchen, Hermann (11 items) 1938-1939, 1947, 1964

 

Musicologists, Critics, and Writers

Scope and Content

The series consists of letters to and from Simon and various musicologists, critics, and writers, such as Kurt Blaukopf, Georg Knepler, and Hans Wiegel. This series may also include educators. The series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent’s last name.
Box 1

Blaukopf, Kurt (90 items) 1927, late 1930s, 1940, 1953, 1957-1960, 1968, 1973-1975, 1978-1979, 1981-1983

Box 1

Downes, Olin (3 items) 1951, 1955

Box 1

Einstein, Alfred (12 items) 1939-1942, 1948

Box 1

Klem, Eberhard (1 item) 1964

Box 1

Knepler, Georg (94 items) 1948-1951, 1961, 1964, 1969, 1971, 1974-1975, 1977, 1979

Box 1

Knepler, Georg - published articles (7 items) 1958, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1977, undated

Box 1

Mann, Frances (1 item) 1959

Box 1

Wiegel, Hans (77 items) 1938-1942, 1945-1947, 1963, 1977, 1980, undated

Scope and Content Note

Folder also includes clippings.
Box 3

Music Publishers

Scope and Content

The series consists of one folder of letters to and from Simon and various music publishers.
Box 3

Music Publishers (15 items) 1956-1958

 

Unidentified correspondence

Scope and Content

The series consists of one folder of letters to and from Simon and unidentified, or partially identified, correspondents. Additionally, the correspondent's relationship to Simon or the music profession cannot be confirmed.
Box 3

Unidentified correspondence (21 items) 1938, 1949, 1958-1961, 1967-1969, 1974, undated

 

Ephemera

Scope and Content

The series consists of one folder with clippings and programs related to musicians or music productions not identified with individuals represented in the collection. Additionally, includes autobiographical material about Simon.
Box 3

Ephemera (6 items) 1948-1949, 1964, 1968, undated